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Hal Gregg HOF Dodgers Signed Auto PSA/DNA Certified Autograph
Harold Dana Gregg(July 11, 1921 – May 13, 1991) was astarting pitcherinMajor League Baseballwho played for theBrooklyn Pirates(1948–50) andNew York Giants(1952). Gregg batted and threw right-handed. He was born inAnaheim, California.
In a nine-season career, Gregg posted a 40–48 record with 401strikeoutsand a 4.54ERAin 827innings pitched.
In 1947 Gregg became an unlikelyWorld Seriesfigure. He had pitched very well in relief for Brooklyn, especially in the 4th game whenBill Bevenswas hurling his 82⁄3innings of no-hit ball only to lose in the 9th. Gregg relieved the starter in the 1st, got out of the jam with no runs, and pitched 7 innings holding the Yankees to 2 runs, working out of some more tough jams and keeping Brooklyn in the game. Since Brooklyn's manager had completely mishandled the pitching staff, continually using starters in relief, there was only Gregg ready to start game 7; Gregg thus joined some of the few but greatest pitchers in history who have started a World Series 7th game. Gregg, on two days' rest, lost, giving up 3 runs in 4 innings. He threw 12 innings in the series with 10 strikeouts including DiMaggio, who seldom struck out.